Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has appointed the All Progressives Congress chieftain, Mutiu Are; the daughter of APC national leader and Iyaloja-General, Folasade Tinubu-Ojo; and chairman of Lagos State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, MC Oluomo, into the 20-member committee to supervise the recruitment of 20,000 youths in Lagos.
Others appointed include former local government chairman, Kayode Elesin; Commissioner for Works, Bamgbose Martins; Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Alexander Bamgbola; Commissioner for Rural Development, Cornelius Ojelabi; and APC woman leader for Lagos-Central, Fadekemi Otitonaiye.
Former Chief Whip of the Lagos House of Assembly, Omotayo Oduntan-Oyelodun; a member of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s campaign team, Wale Adelana; are also on the committee.
The minister also included three monarchs in the committee.
Keyamo named Are as the chairman and Elesin as the vice-chairman of the committee.
The minister had on Monday virtually inaugurated the 20-member committees in the 36 states and the FCT that will select the 1000 persons per local government area that would be engaged by the Federal Government in the special public works programme.
Keyamo had on Tuesday clashed with federal lawmakers over the programme which seeks to employ about 774, 000 youths for three months.
The youths would be engaged in unskilled jobs such as sweeping streets, clearing drainages, controlling traffic, and road construction among others and would be paid N20,000 a month.